Problems with video buffering on Kodi can be frustrating and have a negative impact on your live video streaming experience. There are several ways to stop and prevent buffering on your Firestick.
Optimize Firestick: Explained
The Amazon Fire Stick is basically an inexpensive Android tablet that has no screen and runs a custom version of Android OS, known as Fire OS. So the Fire Stick has some physical limitations regarding how much memory it has available to put toward streaming movies & TV shows. Therefore it’s a good idea to go through your Fire Stick/FireTV box on a regular basis and With (Clean Master) optimize it.
Before you do anything, run a speed test to see how your internet is performing. Some connections are just too slow to play videos at high quality settings without buffering. If you want to stream in HD quality, It is recommended that you have at least 5 Mbps.
Just like your phone, the Fire Stick gets bogged down with little “temporary” files that never get deleted by the system, so we must delete them ourselves using these steps.
How To Optimize Fire Stick
1) Remove extra apps from your Fire Stick by going to Apps in the FireStick’s main menu. Then select an app you don’t need and press Uninstall.
2) Install Clean Master for TV on your Fire Stick and use it to boost your Fire Stick’s available memory “RAM” by closing apps and processes that use resources in the background without any benefit to the user.
3) Make more distance from your TV to the Fire Stick. Why? Because electromagnetic interference can cause the Fire Stick’s WiFi to get confused. So get a $5 HDMI cable that’s about 6 feet long (2 meters) and use it to keep your Fire Stick away from your TV to prevent EM interference.
Effects of Optimizing FireStick & Fire TV
You’ll see reduced Kodi buffering after you Optimize your FireStick , In addition you will see a greater ability for Kodi and Our Builds to connect to Streaming sources when you choose a stream in a TV Addon such as Kodi, Mobdro, and several Other Apps we add. The menu lag is usually significantly reduced after optimizing Your Device. Another way to greatly reduce your Buffering is to install a VPN, IPvanish is the best out there today.
THE STEPS BELOW ARE FOR (BUFFERING INSIDE KODI)
Limit the amount of devices active on your network.
Multiple devices being used on the same Internet network will consume that network’s bandwidth and cause buffering, especially if your router is unable to support a heavy traffic load. When streaming videos, make sure Internet usage is limited across devices.
Reduce the quality of the video in settings.
Reducing the quality of videos helps decrease bandwidth and instances of buffering. If using third-party software or services to stream videos, modify video quality via the settings menu.
Consider using a wired Internet connection.
Wireless Internet connections are more likely to be disrupted by problems with signal, frequency, and physical obstructions, such as walls or furniture. Try switching to a wired connection to help eliminate problems with buffering.
These are just a few suggestions of eliminating Buffering. Try these and If you still have buffering issues, We can give other suggestions. Feel free to comment anytime.
In this article, we’ll discuss a few actions you can take to improve the performance on a Fire TV Stick to get it running like new again. Many of these tweaks will make a dramatic impact on their own, but together they add up to a significant power boost and can speed up your firestick.
Uninstall unused apps and add-ons
This may seem obvious, but apps and add-ons take up space in memory and can run in the background, hogging up resources. Uninstall any apps you don’t use, and remove any Kodi add-ons you don’t use, too. To uninstall Fire TV apps, do the following:
Note that certain apps come pre-installed on Fire TV and cannot be uninstalled. We’ll show you what to do about those next.
Force stop unused apps
Unused apps that don’t have the uninstall option, or apps that you’d like to keep but just don’t use very much, can be stopped so they no longer run in the background. To do so, follow the exact same steps as you would to uninstall the app as laid out above. This time, instead of selecting Uninstall, choose Force stop. It might not be clear that anything has happened at first, but the app will no longer be weighing down your Fire Stick.
Clear data and cache
In the same menu where you find the Uninstall and Force stop options, you’ll also see Clear data and Clear cache. You can use these on pretty much every app whether you use it or not, but it’s definitely worth doing on apps you don’t use as frequently. Perform these actions in the order they appear: Clear data, then Clear cache. This will also prevent apps you’ve forced stopped from automatically reloading themselves later on.
Disable features that you don’t use
Turn off data monitoring
Data monitoring can be a useful tool to make sure you don’t exceed your internet service provider’s monthly data allowance, but keeping track of downloads and uploads uses a small amount of system resources that can be better applied elsewhere. To disable data monitoring, do the following:
App notifications can not only be annoying, they impact performance to a slight degree. Fire TV allows users to disable notifications entirely or on an app-by-app basis. Access your notification settings by doing the following:
Toggle on Do not interrupt by clicking on it, or click App Notifications to toggle off notifications from individual apps.
Another Way To Speed Your Firestick
Use a Vpn, ISPs have been known to throttle their customers’ bandwidth for any number of reasons, but many particularly frown upon Kodi users, whether it’s being used for legal activity or not.
To Get around this, we recommend connecting your Amazon Fire TV Stick to a VPN. Short for Virtual Private Network, a VPN encrypts all of a device’s internet traffic and routes it through an intermediary server in a location of your choosing.